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. >> well, vice-president joe biden met with gun rights groups and safety activists and when the president laid out his gun control plan there was barely any mention of curbing the violence in movies. >> alisyn: there's more work to be done. our next guest says, no. and joining us-- >> good morning, how are you. >> alisyn: is that accurate you don't think that the president has to do more about the video game industry or hollywood? >> no, i think the president actually promised that he would have a broad response. he would have broad actions, i think actually, what he did was breach that promise when you have 23 executive actions and no meaningful action regarding hollywood, and very little regarding this just stunning. hollywood is a huge campaign source and was during the the campaign. we all remember the record breaking, it was the biggest campaign event in history, 15 million dollars, the george clooney dinner and also, hollywood is one of the biggest lobbyists in washingt washington, as a matter of fact, their chief lobbyist is chris dodd from connecticut where the newtown massacre o
loan guarantee. e-mail specifically for the vice president joe biden's involvement in the 1.6 billion grant. it's for the proposed solar project in the desert in southern california. an e-mail from brightsource energy subcontractor, dated december 2, 2000, said joe biden met weekly with energy secretary steven chu to discuss the energy department loan guaranty. burner tuning, who was joe biden's chief of staff when he was a senator in the senate was a principal vice president and manager of back till. in an inner -- e-mail to john ward at december 3, 2009, he wrote quote calls are in to biden's staff and though the approaching a political affairs office at the white house tomorrow as well. of the project could benefit two democratic senators and whose races will be tough next year. barbara boxer of california, and majority leader senator reid from nevada. both won reelection in 2010. over a year later, in marc march 2011, brightsource still have no loan. brightsource ceo said in an e-mail to jonathan silver, who was an executive director of the energy department's loan guarantee progr
weapons. vice president joe biden has submitted his recommendations to president obama, that is next in the spotlight. >>> and later, two senate races, will scott brown really run in massachusetts against ed markey. and will cory booker run for senate in new jersey? cory booker gets tonight's last word. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. sometimes, i actually think it's mocking me. [ engine revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! ♪ quattro!!!!! we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an a
. today, vice president joe biden gave president obama his recommendations one day early on the task force. in a meeting with the house democrats, joe biden said he has identified 19 executive actions the president can take on gun control. president obama said he will release the details of those recommendations later this week. here is what the president had to say about gun control today. >> well, what you can count on is things i have said in the past, the belief that we have to have stronger background checks. that we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who should not have them. and assault weapons, the ban is meaningful. those are things i continue to believe make sense. if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown. we should take that step. >> richard wolff, the nra is a very strange operation. they have said that video games are a big problem in promoting violence in this country. and yesterday, the nra released a free app that we'll put up on the screen that allo
effect families with missing loved ones. >> just what did vice president joe biden learn when he met with gun advocates this week. stay close. [ coughs ] [ breathes deeply, wind blows ] [ male announcer ] halls. let the cool in. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watcng. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >> haven't said this killer's name in a long time but new developments involving one of the most notorious serial killers in america's history. john wayne gacy. for years detectives have wondered if he killed others in addition to the 33 young men he was convicted of murdering back in the 1970s. now they will soon get to search for bodies underneath an apartment complex law enforcement officials in chicago say a search warrant just approved today after records showed gacy had worked at that complex as a handyman. police arrested gacy in 1978 dozens of babies buried the crawl space. he was convicted and executed in 1994. the debate over gun control expected to take a big step next week when vice president joe bid
and a rigorous background check. >>> tomorrow, vice president joe biden is expected to give president obama his recommendation on how to curb gun violence. meanwhile, the head of the nra david king offered his own idea on how to stop gun violence. here's what he said on cnn's "state of the union." >> one of the things that we have pushed for, for a number of years is including those who have been adjudicated to be mental incompetent and potentially dangerous on the list of those people who are prohibited from buying firearms. that has not been done. >> he believes republican lawmakers will not support an outright ban on assault weapons. on cbs' "face the nation," senator john mccain said he would not support such legislation. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut are debating the future of sandy hook elementary school. reopen it or tear it down? the site of last month's mass shooting killed 20 children and six adults. it's still a crime scene. sandy hook students and teachers are holding classes at school in a neighboring town. yesterday newtown residen
of recommendations from joe biden. it includes legislative proposals and by himself using his presidential powers without the congress. he put them in charge of the gun violence task force after the massacre in newtown. one month from today a mab killed 26 people including 20 first graders. the president called on lawmakers to examine their own conscience before voting on any new bills. oo if in fact everybody across lines were saddened as i was by what happened in newtown we are going to have to vote based on what we think is best. we have to come up with answers that set politics aside. >> leaders of the national rifle association says they have enough to block the assault weapons ban. he may take steps on his own. shannon green is live at the white house. what could the president do without the congress? >> he can always issue executive orders and give guidance to federal agencies. he can tell them about ways he would like to see stricter enforcement of laws things that deal with background checks and those kinds of things. he said anybody who is suggesting a government gun grab is all wrong.
interest, that the subject of guns would quickly fade. that hasn't happened. when joe biden weighing in this week and some television commentators pushing the issue. such as when cnn piers morgan invited a controversial talk show host who wants him deported for his views on gun control. >> 1776 will commence, again, if you try to take our firearms! >> alex, i get accused when i get you guys on of talking over you and trying to be rude. i'm trying to be civil. >> are the media conducting a serious debate or an incendiary one? >>> lance armstrong after a decade of denial is heading to oprah's couch to confess to doping. but does she still have the cultural clout to save him? >>> in other sports news, brent musburger spending too much time did the networ need to apologize? >>> plus, jimmy kimmel plunging into the late night wars against leno and letterman. >> used to be on at midnight and now we're on at 11:35. now closer to co-hosting "the view." i'm howard kurtz and this is "reliable sources." >>> the television cameras were invited to the office building as vice president biden held
shooting, vice president joe biden has met with the nra, healthcare professionals, gun control groups and a rep from walmart, the nation's largest gun seller. the president will lay out the measures created from those meetings. likely on the list: a push for an assault weapons ban and better background checks. the president speaks at 11:45 eastern. children who wrote letters expressing concerns about gun violence in schools will join him. a new york city school bus driver strike starts today, affecting 152,000 students. more than 8,000 drivers and support workers are walking off the job to protest a lack of job protections. new york city mayor michael bloomberg has proposed a competetive bid process for school bus contracts in order to save money. the union is upset it may impact current drivers. this strike is the first such job action by unionized new york school bus drivers in more than three decades. massive job cuts are happening around the globe. the world's largest platinum producer, located in south africa, is closing 4 mine shafts and letting go of 14,000 employees, which is
met with vice president joe biden last week. the obama administration is seeking information from the industry on factors that influence violence following last month's shootings in newtown, conneticut. salaries for new grads are on the rise. the job market is still lagging, but starting salaries for 2012 college grads are up 3.4% according to a new survey. salaries in education grew the most, at 5.4% over last year. the average salary ranges from the mid-30s for health and human service jobs to 60 thousand dollars for engineering grads. the famous grauman chinese theater in hollywood has a new name. it will now be called the tcl chinese theater, after chinese tv-maker tcl bought naming rights to the 85-year- old theater. it is an icon of hollywood and draws about 4 million visitors each year for red-carpet premiers. tcl's ceo hopes a hollywood presence will increase the company's profile and better connect the cultures of china and north america. still to come, zoning in on the trading floor. a look at how traders pushed to take big bets. that's later. but first, the shocking tru
to the day since a mass of school shooting in connecticut leaving 26 dead. vice-president joe biden is going to present his suggestion about how to cut gun crime. another mass shooting happened five months ago and we were at the scene. >> where past events cast a pall shadows, the offer something new. they are celebrating the newborn of the past year, a ceremony to ward off evil. this is a place which has faced evil. six innocent people died when a white the premises walked into the temple in wisconsin and started shooting. he then killed himself. every fresh evidence like newton brings back the agony of that day. >> we think about the victims and the families. we already went through that. we know what they're going through. >> in the temple, there is one part that remains untouched, unchanged, a permanent reminder of the day that will never be forgotten here. the people of oak creek for trying to rebuild their move on. there five months into the process, but newton will have to follow. the temple president said they must rely on each other. >> and a group that has a problem, discussing it
even be making him stronger. today, vice president joe biden said the administration's going to continue to make gun safety a priority. >> i know you've come to talk about a broad range of very important, challenging issues that are facing each of your cities and towns. as important as they all are today we have a more urgent and immediate call. and that is how to deal with the epidemic of gun violence in america. >> jennifer: so even though the public is behind gun safety measures broadly there is still this little matter of getting legislation through congress. house republicans are for a fight. they very well might win. they still do control the house afterall. even if reasonable republicans support pragmatic gun measures, when those reasonable republicans stay quiet the extremists speak for the party. here's, for example representative steve stockman, responding to the president's press conference. >> if he thinks these bills are good, his law is good, he should go through congress. he's not a king. reminds me of saddam hussein when he used kids. >> jennifer: the question
close look at it as is joe biden who is expected to come out with some recommendations in the next 24 hours. >> reporter: over 30,000 gun deaths in the u.s. every year, the challenge, gun control. >> i lost my husband right before christmas. >> reporter: if anyone knows the pain of losing someone to gun violence, it is new york congresswoman carol mccarthy. her husband was dilled in a mass shooting on the long island railroad. after years of trying to pass gun laws on capitol hill--all the time it was difficult because there's so much anger, why are we allowing this to continue to happen. >> on day one of the new congress, mccarthy and other lawmakers introduced or reintroduced -- several senate bills are on the way but all are far from a gun deal. in his first term, president obama passed no laws permitting gun use. even before he's sworn in again, he's expected to review proposals from his new gun task force. >> this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> the white house is focused on a white ranging plan involving more than just firearms
by vice president joe biden is expected to recommend a ban on assault-style weapons. that's just one option the task force may put on the president's desk in the wake of the connecticut elementary school shooting a month ago. president obama made clear this weekend that he's ready for a night ov fight over the gun control recommendations. >>> former president george h.w. bush may finally get to leave the hospital this week. the 41st president shown here on his last birthday in june has been in the hospital since november 23rd, first for bronchitis and then what was described as a stubborn fever. a family spokesman says they are hopeful that he will be discharged but are still taking it a day at a time. his son, meanwhile, former florida governor jeb bush, said yesterday that his dad is expected to be released tomorrow. >>> these are hundreds of thousands of people we're told opposing same-sex marriage rallying in the streets of paris. france's president is pushing a plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions by those couples. it's facing strong opposition from the roman catholi
advocates -- >> reporter: along with more funding for mental health care, vice president joe biden is also expected to recommend significant gun control measures, universal background checks, limiting how many bullets a magazine clip can hold and an assault weapons ban. >> at last the waiting ends. >> reporter: bill clinton got a ten-year assault weapons ban by two votes, but this is a much more conservative congress. a recent poll shows a slim majority of americans oppose such a ban, and the nra is ready for battle. >> the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to getan assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: even a democratic senator says it won't happen. >> assault weapons stand -- >> on just guns alone will not in the political reality that we have will not go anywhere. >> reporter: but other provisions may have a chance according to experts. why do hunters need a clip that carries more than ten rounds, and why shouldn't gun buyers at gun shows be required to have their background checked? >> congress surely can and should act to close that loophole and to mak
president obama and vice president joe biden will unveil their plan to fight gun violence. here's what we're expecting them to say -- according to an official familiar with the situation the president will press for a ban on high capacity magazines, purr for universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, and request funding to treat mental illness as well as funding to enhance school safety. already the nra is on the attack before it's even seen the plan. the group released this ad which paints obama as an elitist hypocrite. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be s
and filibuster. >> shifting again, gun reform. joe biden met yesterday with gun reformers today with the nra. an issue obama is sticking his neck out for for the first time really in his white house tenure. this has not been an issue that has treated democrats well at the polls. i'm wondering if there is any concerns from 2014 from a democratic leadership perspective because obama is lame duck he doesn't have to werery about it but you do. >> i think we should take it straight on just the way the president and vice president said. law abiding gun owners don't like what happened in connecticut. they don't like what happened in colorado. they don't like what they see happening today. so it's not just folks who are concerned as i am living in a big city of the level of gun violence. we need to prevent that gun violence and we could take some very sensible measures to do that which gun owners support. gun owner, even those who are members of the nra, support background checks to make sure that violent criminals, people who have severe mental disabilities aren't getting their hands on guns that w
of mayors' winter meeting. vice president joe biden will speak to the group just getting under way here live on c-span. [applause] >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen. it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. whenever there's a major issue that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to h
. president obama is talking about reducing gun violence. joe biden is speaking right now. killed trying to save those hildren. >>> six members of the staff killed trying to save those children. it's been hard for the nation to comprepare hend. hard for the nation -- comprepare hend and hard for the -- comprehend and hard for the nation to fathom. time is not measured in days but is measured in minutes, in seconds since you received that news. another minute without your daughter, another minute without your sun. another minute without your wife, another minute without your mom. i want to personally thank chris and lynn mcdonald who lost their be and for again the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire, i admire the grace and the resolve that you all have showing. and i must say i've been deeply affected by your faith as well. and the president and i are going to do everything to try to match the resolve you demonstrated. no one can know for certain if this senseless act could have been prevented but we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to do everything in
joe biden is delivering a recommendation on reducing gun voice to the president tomorrow. he said several proposals have broad support, including enforcing background checks and banning high capacity ammunition magazines. biden was asked to come up with the recommendations following the sandy hook shootings last month. >>> the debt ceiling dispute is heating up. the white house says congress can pay its bills or it can fail to act and put the nation into default. some reports suggest the government could run out of cash to pay all its bills as early as mid february. >> thanks for that. there's plenty to keep you entertained on our website. singapore is trying to cool a property market and find out if the city stands a chance. goldman sachs says it may delay tax et in the uk. >>> and after much confusion now in the last year, it remains amsterdam, at least, can enjoy watching the television. >>> comments between surrounding alarms. although i think it's been overplayed. we'll talk to that when we come back. >> with hotwire's low prices, i can afford to visit chicago for my first bi
to meet with vice president joe biden and his gun task force tomorrow to try to come up with a plan to curb gun violence. the nash rifle association opposes any new gun laws. jackie spear is calling on the president to use his executive powers to act. >> i recommended that he do by executive action as much as he can, because i am not very confident that this congress is going to have the guts to do what's right. >> the task force recommendations are expected to include requiring background checks for all gun purchases, a limit on the numbers of bullets allowed in magazines, and a new ban on assault weapons. >>> in the bay area, a gun buy back is scheduled for tomorrow in marin county. from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. >>> u.s. supreme court justice clarence thomas broke a 7-year long silence today when he spoke out loud during oral arguments, but he broke he violence not with a question, but a joke. thomas is known for rarely commenting from the bench. in fact, the last time he did so during a case was february of 2006. but today, during arguments, he made a joke about ivy league lawyers
will outline his plan. he'll be joined by vice president joe biden as well as children who wrote him letters after the newtown shootings. >>> here to tell us if any of the president's proposals has a chance of passing the republican controlled house of representatives is democratic congresswoman rose a a delara. welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you so much, governor. it's wonderful to be with all of you tonight. >> jennifer: glad to have you there. i know there is a lot going on right now but first let me start by talking about the gun safety proposals. what ones do you expect the president to announce tomorrow? >> well, i am hopeful that what those recommendation also include is, one the ban on assault weapons and also the ban on the high capacity magazines, the feeding devices. third i would like to see that we close the loopholes on the background checks. i would like very much to see as part of this effort, and i don't know what it will be about is everyone has talked about mental health services. does that mean we're going to look at increased resources for mental health services
's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at >> shannon: vice president joe biden is set to release his recommendations for reducing gun violence to the president this week. appearing on a sunday talk show the president of the national rifle association predicted congress will not pass a new assault weapons ban or a restriction on high capacity magazines but democrats maintain the newtown massacre is changing attitudes on capitol hill. >>> president obama sworn in for his second term next week. today preparations already are underway in the u.s. capital. the inauguration is expected to be smaller this year than it was in 2009 but will still fee he tour a star studded lineup and enthusiastic mood but tempered by high unemployment and a still faltering economy. if you are feeling tense, here is an idea gaining momentum. get out there and throw a snowball. thousands in seattle turning out for the largest ice slinging fight. the nation's most prominent implementing a new and controversial policy. the washington national cathedral will soon begin allowing same-sex marr
that are hard because they're the right things to do. >> the president will be joined by vice president joe biden who presented his task force recommendations monday. also joining the president tomorrow will be children who wrote letters to the white house after the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school just over a month ago. and this pivotal moment comes as more americans are calling for stricter gun laws. a new "washington post" post shows 52% of people believe the shooting at sandy hook has made them more supportive of gun control. the latest pew survey shows big support for universal background checks and preventing gun sales to the mentally ill. broad backing for a federal gun database and the banning of semiautomatic weapons. so why is it that even the suggestion of such measures is provoking such fear and trembling from conservative quarters? possible executive action such as limiting gun imports, sharing mental health records, and, heaven forbid, researching the public health impact of guns have led this congressman, steve stockman, of texas to threat be impeachment if the
that belonged to dr. king. also today president obama and vice president joe biden honored the nation's fallen soldiers during a wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. this is an inauguration day tradition which took place shortly after the vice president was sworn in which also happened this morning. >> with the beginning of that, we're now 6:15, 17 minutes to be exact into term two. change has come for the new administration, a newly shuffled cabinet, headless al qaeda overseas but trouble in north africa at the moment, suddenly touchy subject of gun reform coloring nearly every page of the domestic agenda. here to discuss the second term with gloria borger and david gergen. david, as a veteran of both republican and democratic white houses, we've watched the republicans blame the president for the poisoned environment. the president and the democrats blame the republicans. he's the president, the singular leader. no matter who's to blame or how they share the blame, what does he need to do out of the box to say, let's try to make these four years different? >> it's a hard qu
. >> for the record president obama and vice president joe biden will take their oaths privately on sunday and then they will have the public oath in front of the nation and hundreds of thousands on monday. >>> a california lawmaker wants teens to preregister to vote at the age of 15. the proposal would give california the country's youngest minimum age for submitting an affidavit of registration. teens would still not be able to vote until they turn 18. the santa barbara democrat behind this proposal says pre-registering to vote is similar to getting a learner's permit before being licensed to drive. >>> a quick question. do you remember back when you were a kid. that game, hot/cold. >> that's where you said you're getting hotter as someone moved closer to something, right? >> i liked that game. i still play it. >> scott mcgrew you can play that with your car keys. >> getting hotter. you can play with your car keys, your wallet, your cat. our gadget is stick and find. it's a red sticker. this is the sticker part. this goes on your car keys or the tag on your pet or whatever you are consta
of the mentally ill and banning assault weapons. president obama has in hand to the recommendations from joe biden on gun-control and will push for action. the front page of the washington journal says president obama escalates the fight on the w economy. is the debt ceiling negotiable? your thoughts? send us a tweet or post your comment on facebook. you can also send us an e-mail. president obama held his last official news conference of the first term yesterday in the east room of the white house. here's what he had to say on the debt ceiling debate. [video clip] >> republicans and congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect ransomed in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people well-being is not a leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states is not a bargaining chip. they had better choose quickly, because time is running short. the last time republicans in congress even flirted with t
advice vice president joe biden gave his boss. >>> plus, critics pounce on coca-cola's new obesity ad. how scared is one of the world's most popular brands about soda bans? >>> and -- >> he's got to crawl over a lot of broken glass. >> -- after getting lance armstrong to confess, oprah says the cyclist didn't come clean in the manner she expected. >>> i'm brooke baldwin. good to see you. we have got some developing news now out of the white house. let me tell you what we know here. we know the vice president, joe biden, has just briefed the president on his gun violence package. and within this past hour, the white house announced a formal unveiling tomorrow. tomorrow, just before noon, we're hearing the white house planned to curb gun violence post sandy hook. want to go quickly to jessica yellin, our chief white house correspondent there. jessica, are we any closer to learning what precisely is in the package? >> reporter: hi, brooke. well, first of all, jay carney, the white house press secretary explicitly confirmed that tomorrow the president will say that he wants to press congr
obama later this morning will be outlining the recommendations put forth by vice president joe biden. part of them will be some executive action. this is from our website, c- the president may also announced several executive orders which will take effect immediately to curb the violence. so, the assault weapons ban and those sorts of things need congressional approval. president obama will take some sort of executive action and we will talk about that later this morning. 11:45 a.m. eastern time as when we expect the president. look for our coverage. on coverage on the executive orders, do you support that idea by the president to do action on his own? we want to hear from you this morning. here is the arizona republic, courtesy of the newseum in washington. do you support executive action on gun-control -- on some gun- control measures? i want to know what you think about president obama using the executive order. this is from the washington post blog. the vast majority of actions he can take are relatively minor in nature, it says. it's unlikely obama can significantly al
. but they do not have a great deal of warm ties. host: joe biden is not a senate person? guest: he grew into one. it wasbefore he had here. hagel's personal ties are limited. in terms of republican support, i think it is nonexistent. we will see what happens in the hearings. i do not think it will be voting for him. him because of friendship. host: you can listen to all of the confirmation hearings on c- span. we're talking with steve clemons with "the atlanta." and gary schmitt of the american enterprise institute. our focus is the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. ann joins us from tennessee, a democrat. caller: it does not matter who president obama nominates. the republicans will get everything and everybody he puts up there. they do not know -- what anybody who knows about war or how it feels to be in war. they can sit behind that desk and put authorizations. someone who has walked in their shoes know about war. it is time for the republicans and democrats to wake up. host: thanks for calling. gary schmitt? guest: there are senators who have walked in thos
've been they're out of the vaccine. that's frustrating. >>> vice president joe biden is expected to recommend new gun control measures on tuesday. >> do you think an assault weapons ban can pass the congress? >> no. >> do you think it should? >> no. >>> unusual weather across the country. arctic air is putting california crops at risk and this cold snap could drive up grocery prices. >> everybody in the citrus business right now is worried. >>> best motion picture drama. the golden globe goes to "argo." >> best director, ben affleck. "argo." >> thank you all very much. >> i just have a sudden urge to say something that i've never really been able to air in public. i am single l. >>> residents of newtown, connecticut, are facing a decision one month after the shooting. should the building be torn down? >>> people are hunting pythons in florida. they can win prizes called the python challenge. >> we're poking and hoping. >> all that -- >>> and it is good! and the atlanta falcons will play in the nfc championship game. what a catch! vereen has his third touchdown.
spending cuts to help pay for recovery efforts. >>> and vice president joe biden said monday the white house is readying 19 recommendations for president obama on gun control. this comes as new york is said to pass one of the most restricted gun laws in the country. the measure, which passed the state senate monday called for tougher inventives for gun crimes and bans internet sales of weapons. >>> lance armstrong is set to come clean on oprah. last year he was accused of master mining a long running doping program. that interview is going to be -- >> one to watch. we've seen other news agencies in the u.s. wish that they had gotten it. but you know what bothers me in all this? what's the lesson? there might be a lance armstrong biopick? it's hardly punishment for someone who is potentially fueled by all that attention. >> it will be interesting to see what happens with the foundation. that would be the key and he's plead, i'm sure. >> he can use the foundation as a wie of arguing his case, bolstering, look at all the good i've done despite this. >> yeah. >> more lance later in the wee
. president obama is reviewing recommendations from vice president joe biden about new gun policy legislation. reportedly, the president is considering 19 steps that could be taken through executive action without having to go through congress. >>> we're gonna find up what facebook's big secret is. the menlo park-based social network is making an announcement at 10:00 this morning. last week, facebook issues an invitation. it includes "come and see what we're building." >>> and firefighters are putting out hot spots at an early-morning pier fire in crockett. investigators say it's suspicious. alex savidge was the first reporter there. he's back there. >> reporter: form, dave. arson investigators will be -- gear, dave. arson investigators will be -- good morning, dave. arson investigators will be continuing to investigate. they have a witness say they saw a small warming fire. they believe it may have been used possibly by fishermen and it's possible that fire grew out of hand. you can see five hours after this fire started we're still seeing this pier smoldering and from time to time we're se
with the future of america's gun laws, now the focus of a red hot debate. joe biden is getting ready to make had his recommendations to president obama this tuesday on ways to curb gun violence. coming up about month after the school shootings in connecticut, speculation is growing on what he will propose and also the arguments on sunday political talk shows. peter doocy has more on the plan expected to be unveiled this week. is the nra changing their tune on gun control? >> reporter: no, they are not. david keen is still steamed that obama administration is putting emphasis on it. he doesn't think he is tag their concerns seriously. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically that they question that they would address what can we do to prevent these kinds of things in the future. the evidence shows that an assault weapons ban are not going to do that. what will do it is doing something about a broken mental health system that allows people that potentially violent to be the streets. >> reporter: furthermore, the nra is making it clear they don't think there are enough members of congr
by thanking vice president joe biden for your dedication to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we have heard from so many and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost and so we are grateful to all of you for taking time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. we also heard from some unexpected people, in particular i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. brand fritz, juliet stokes, and teja goode. these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. a third grader -- you can wait, that is you. she road i feel terrible for the parents who lost their children. i love my country and i want everybody to be happy and safe. and grant said i think there should be some changes
president joe biden will announce his recommendations from the task force on kurk gun violence -- on curbing gun violence. but some are outraged biden said obama is working on 19 executive orders which would bypass congress. kelly with more. >> congress wouldn't like it, but the president on this topic, according to to what many people have said, the president is willing to expend political capital in terms for what he wants to do in terms of curbing gun violence in america. in the wake of the shooting in newtown, connecticut, president obama vowed he would take measures to prevent such massacres from happening in the future. during a news conference at the white house on monday, the president said he will do whatever he can with or without congress. >> i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> some of the proposals the vice president has recommended include -- or may recommend include tighter controls on assault weapons. high-capacity ammunition phag stkaoepbz that have 30 -- magazines that have
, it was moving. brought a tear to my eye. >> what did you think when joe biden cried? >> i thought it was a little sentimental. warmed my heart. >> what did you think of the menage performance? >> i loved it. it was really i guess urban, what today is. >> what did you think of the inauguration last night? >> i didn't like it. you didn't like it. did you enjoy the tap routine? >> it was the only thing that was kind of worth it. >> it was fun right? >> yeah. it was okay. >> ah. it was. we watched it together. >> yeah. up next, what if anything did we learn today? [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescr
, it was moving. it put a tear in my eye. >> what did you think when joe biden cried? >> i thought that was a little sentime sentimental. it touched my heart. >> what did you think of the nicki minaj performance? >> i loved it. urban. >> what did you think of the inauguration last night? >> i didn't like it. >> you didn't like it. did you enjoy the tapper team? >> that was the only thing that was kind of worth it. >> it was fun. >> yeah, it was okay. >> i agree with that last guy. i watched the inauguration last night, and i liked it when the vice president cried. >> saved by the tapper team. >> yeah. i tell you, but i like it, you know, when chuck todd and david gregory cry. and they're both with us right now, crying because they have to be with us. nbc news chief white house correspondent and political director and host of "the daily rundown," chuck todd and moderator of "meet the press," david gregory. gentlemen, i'm going to ask each of you the same question to be answered, please, and it is this. the huge budget arguments about to take place, the huge deficit spending stuff, t
difficult to do. >>> but first, as vice president joe biden gets ready to make his recommendations on curbing gun violence as soon as today, the majority of americans polled by abc news backs major reform. >> here are the numbers. 71% support a new federal database that tracks gun sales. meanwhile, 58% favor a ban on assault weapons, while 55% agree with the nra plan to put armed guards in schools. abc's karen travers is covering this ongoing debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. yesterday, president obama held the last press conference of his first term. he wasn't really willing to go into details about what he's considering on gun control. but he took a lot of questions on that very explosive issue. after the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary, president obama said the nation needed to change. and now he's poised to announce his own game plan on gun control. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: president obama received recommendations
the president already said that joe biden, the vice president's task force says he's gotten a list of recommendations. we expect that there are going to be more specifics coming out later in the week. but there are two things that he seemed to indicate that he could do by executive order. and that is, one, try to track those guns that get in the hands of criminals or those who are mentally unstable. that there's some way that he can do that. and the other thing is really just making sure that the existing rules on the books are better enforced. i image that's probably good news for folks in that town, in newtown, and others who have been pushing that. >> and not just for the folks in newtown, but really all across america. one of the things you hear when gun control advocates speak, and that is that 33 people, on average, are killed by guns in the united states every day. and while the president was speaking, first of all, he said that he is planning on meeting with vice president biden later on this afternoon, just to go over some of the things that have been discussed. they'll ha
. take a look. former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords is on the cover with vice president joe biden and new york city mayor michael bloomberg. they are being dubbed the gun fighters. >> everybody's got an opinion on this one. i stay away from it as soon as it comes up. >> a new abc/"washington post" poll, a strong majority of americans believe that background checks -- 88% support. and a small majority, 51% nationwide ban on semiautomatics. 55% support an armed guard in every school in the country. 58% a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons. so you can see americans, our views are changing, especially when it comes to these semiautomatic rifles and weapons. >> you get the feeling that change is in the air in that regard. >> and marco rubio said, in regards to the president's 23 executive actions, which is going to cost about $500 million, he said nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook. he's targeting 2nd amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. the last two massacres we've had in organize oregon and here in this one, the guns were
on sunday joe biden is getting sworn in, a special edition of "fox & friends" will be here live sunday morning. >> gretchen: hop on for our after the show show. have a fantastic week. see you monday. breaking developments in the siege of the sahara, that hostage crisis involving u.s. oil workers overseas. we're getting new reports that the terrorists want to swap the americans for jailed terror leaders in africa. more than 100 people taken hostage. dozens of other are still unaccounted for. this story is changing by the hour. good morning. that's where we start, i'm bill hemmer live in "america's newsroom". martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. details are very murky. an american plane reportedly landing in algeria overnight following a raid to save hundreds of people held captive in a natural gas complex in the dessert. here is secretary of state hillary clinton. >> because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of planning going on, i can not give you any further details at this time about the current situation on the ground but i can say that more broadly, what we ar
be that that worked out very well. >> now, interesting. the vice-president, joe biden, was sworn in several hours before the president over at his official residence. we're told that's because he was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. she needed to get to a book signing for her memoir in new york city. she had to catch a train. right beforinstead of doing it n residence, he did it just after 8 a.m. eastern time. justice so toe towe were told ty was wearing reed krakoff. i don't know anything about that. real quick here, ed. i read interesting trivia were. george washington during his second inaugural address spoke for just a short time. the shortest ever, 135 words, and that's it. do you think we'll be around that tomorrow or what do you think? >> reporter: the president's critics probably hope it will be that short. what i've been told by administration officials, probably mor more in the range 5 to 20 minutes which is shorter than some of his other speeches, by the way, back dooring the campaign. they realize it's an important tomorrow, not going to be as short as george washington, of course
a letter to the white house in protest. written to joe biden was posted on the agency's facebook page. >> you can ban every firearm out there, and it's not going to fix it. people that will commit these kin of heinous acts they are going to find a way to do it. >> it is worth noting that law enforcement officials are often on the vaqnguard of fighting gun violence and are widely supported of new gun measures. kion reports that mueller thinks treating mental illness is helpful. one other sheriff in kentucky says he will not comply. >>> and "the washington post," all presidential vehicles will hold a plate, taxation without representation. it refers to residents of d.c. they pay taxes but don't have a vote in congress. the white house says after living in washington for four year, the president recognizes the unfair answer that d.c. residents face every day. they will be on the vehicles for the duration of the second term. >> george w. bush took it off the car after president clinton used it. but obama didn't put it back, and there was a lot of criticism. so this is throwing those peopl
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